Virginia Lake, Whanganui

Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Stroll along the verdant, forest-lined shores of tranquil Virginia Lake, or stop by the onsite winter gardens, home to many tropical and exotic plants. Admire the various sculptures, feed the ducks, swans, and geese on the water, and visit their brightly colored cousins in the aviary. If you're feeling peckish, stop by the cafe for coffee and cake. Don't forget to bring coins to turn on the fountain. Our Whanganui road trip planning website makes visiting Virginia Lake and other Whanganui attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We loved the tranquillity and beauty of this spot. The lake was much larger than we expected and we ambled along, stopping frequently to view the water birds and soak up the relaxing views. It must.....  more »
  • i was driving past and glad i stopped into this park. very lovely walk around the lake. close to a cafe and an indoor garden area which has some nice creative potplants and art. the lake itself is...  more »
  • Very pleasant, easy walk around the tree-lined lake at any time of the year. You can see ducks, swans, coots, geese. There is a fountain, band rotunda, winter gardens, aviary. Great place to stop.....  more »
  • What a magical place for walks picnic with family etc etc. Beautiful walk around the lake well maintained clean tidy. Just love going for walks around here. Lovely winter garden and bird sanctuary. Must visit when you are in whanganui.
  • Virginia Lake is an excellent place to wind down, whether that be a walk around the lake, or a stop at the nearby coffee shop further up the bank. There are numerous wildlife living in and by the lake, many of which will come up to you. The greenery is well-kept, and it is a pleasure to see as you walk around the outskirts of the lake.
  • Beautiful. Well worth a visit.
  • Virginia Lake, a gorgeous space for a stroll. Bring bird seed (or purchase from a store nearby) and find many feathered friends in your stroll about the trails of Virginia Lake.
  • Great walk for kids. Good for photos

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